Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has backed updated measures from the Scottish Government, aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately saving lives.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Scotland has significantly risen in recent weeks, with 5 health board areas, including Forth Valley now subject to tighter restrictions over a two week period.
Within a package of newly announced steps, the mandatory use of face coverings has been extended to places such as workplace canteens and corridors.
Face-coverings play an important role within the wider FACTS guidance:
o Face coverings in enclosed spaces;
o Avoid crowded places;
o Clean hands and surfaces regularly;
o Two metre distancing; and
o Self-isolate and book a test…if you have symptoms.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford said:
‘Tackling the dreadful disease and limiting its spread requires us all to pull together, and each of us to play our part in everyday life. Whilst regularly washing our hands, using face coverings and maintaining social and physical distance can be tough, these small actions all add up cumulatively and help disrupt transmission of COVID-19. The fewer opportunities the virus has to spread, the better.
‘I know how tough this year has been, for all of Stirling’s communities. And I know as we head into winter there is understandable concern of more disruption. But this pandemic won’t be forever – we’ve all got to keep playing our part, and taking those everyday steps to keep ourselves and each other safe.’
Scottish Government guidance: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/face-coverings/